On the 50th anniversary of Walter Rodney's Groundings with My Brothers, a small group of scholars on the impacts of Rodney on their intellectual development and political commitments.
Some of the mythologies about Nelson Mandela don't line up with actual histories.
A long awaited recognition comes for the two American founders of social work in South Africa.
The Green New Deal is surely the United States’ most ambitious vision for climate justice to date. But the climate crisis is a global one and Africa is Ground Zero.
Women have undertaken measures to cope and resist against the backdrop of Anglophone—Francophone tensions in Cameroon.
The charge is "misusing a computer." Dr. Stella Nyanzi remains incarcerated to this day in Luzira Women’s Prison.
A film about Cape Town’s water crisis raises profound questions about the character and stability of South Africa’s post-apartheid trajectory.
South African politics urgently needs an injection of electoral energy from the left, that speaks in a language that resonates with voters, rejects chauvinism and embraces democracy.
A response to Panashe Chigumadzi’s essay, “Why I’m No Longer Talking To Nigerians About Race."
Racist, anti-black stereotypes persist in Arabic literature. It reveals a racial anxiety and othering of Africa among celebrated Arab authors.
... And why Nigeria's 2019 elections were about race, class and ideology.
If in India there has been an investment in myth of Mohandas Gandhi as a non-racial icon, in South Africa Gandhi also has his defenders.
On writers, empathy and (black) solidarity politics.
Every time you project terror onto Somalis, remember to ask how we live in Mogadishu.
Why Venezuela’s turmoil and the Khashoggi crisis portend an even darker geopolitics of oil.
Following a series of racist attacks on African students in India, an African student in India wrote this.
I have the privilege to fight, argue or board a plane when I feel like I've had enough. The vast majority of women on the continent do not have that option.
The reality for Africans living in China's 'African City' contrast greatly with the way their governments and China's leaders interact.
In a heteronormative society like Nigeria, men are entitled to sex with any and all women.
The Africa we want should include guaranteed and well-funded public education provided by its states.